The Reds had a busy schedule over pre-season, with friendly matches against Chester, Tranmere, Bury, Blackburn, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, Manchester United, Napoli and Torino all contested. "It's brilliant. Sturridge had a fantastic pre-season, the best since I've been here, and it gives us unbelievable new options". A once-great prospect whose last hurrah came in the late 1980s making a comeback against the latter-day heroes is a more accurate reflection of where Liverpool now sits. Let me say it like this, previous year he already had a few problems with that but he could obviously play - and played really good.
"We can not be anything different from the challenger because we didn't win anything since I am in anyway, [and] it's long time ago".
"We have to invest more, we have to fight more, we have to create more".
Just like last season, their attacking trio were fluid and clinical putting four past a West Ham defence that simply could not cope with the speed and movement that Liverpool showed.
The match is likely to see Klopp hand new signing Alisson Becker his Premier League debut between the sticks, after having spent £66 million to sign him from AS Roma this summer. It's a nice moment, and we can enjoy it for two, three hours, and then prepare for Crystal Palace. "We know that and we have to be ready week-in, week-out for all the challenges". "Expectation - ours is the highest, but that changes nothing". That is why so many are talking about them. Alberto Moreno, I have no explanation why he's not in the squad - he had a fantastic pre-season, he got better and better and better but we have to make these decisions. Adam Lallana didn't come on and is getting better and better and better. Sometimes you need luck in life. I am pretty open when I speak about this. "But my goodness he's got an assist, he's got a goal, set players".
Keita, goalkeeper Alisson and substitute Xherdan Shaqiri made their first league appearances with Liverpool, while new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini started five of their summer signings - including former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who made his first league start in August in four years.
"He has done a very good job since he's been here and you can see that the people have a lot of respect for him and his work". At the end of the season the plan is they are all happy because they played an important part in our season, so from my point of view all good.